Research Grant Recipients
Louis Agassiz Fuertes Award
Erik D. Doerr, University of Nevada, Reno, "The population genetic
consequences of natal philopatry in birds." This study will involve
Australian cooperative breeding Brown Treecreeper (Climacterus picumnus)
and non-cooperative breeding White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates
leucophaea) using field (radio-tracking) and laboratory (molecular)
techniques to investigate population genetic structure
Margaret Morse Nice Award
Ann (Sandy) Kownacki, Aptos, California, "An investigation into mass
die-offs of flamingos at Lake Nakuru, Kenya"
Paul A. Stewart Awards
Eric C. Atkinson, Melonie L. Atkinson, and Todd Bauman, Kempton,
"Mass differences between vernally and autumnally migrating Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) in southeast Pennsylvania."
Emilio M. Bruna, Univ. of California, Davis, "Effect of habitat
fragmentation on tropical plant-pollinator interactions"
Daniel A. Cristol, College of William & Mary, "Are "Carolina" juncos
really short-distance migrants?"
James Robert Miller, Colorado State University, "Avian diversity and
predator assemblages along a gradient of urbanization"
Kelley Segars, Univ. of Montana, "Comparison of bird communities in
developed and undeveloped riparian areas"
For 1997, 43 proposals were received.